Vega

Nils Adolf Erik NORDENSKIOLD

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Item#: 80815 price:$450.00

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A.E. NORDENSKIÖLD’S TRAVEL LETTERS, HANDSOMELY BOUND

NORDENSKIOLD, [Nils] A[dol]f E[rik]. La Vega. Lettere di A.E. Nordenskiöld… Naples and Rome: Enrico Detken, 1880. Octavo, modern half tan morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards. $450.

First edition of Nordenskiöld’s travel letters, handsomely bound.

Nordenskiöld achieved the first complete crossing of the Northeast Passage in the Vega expedition of 1878-79. Illustrated with two photographic plates and folding map charting the Vega’s course. Original wrappers bound in. Text in Italian. Ymer (Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi), 22:289. Bookplate. Pencil owner signature, annotation to rear wrapper.

Scattered light foxing. Minor marginal restoration to wrappers. An about-fine copy, handsomely bound. Scarce.

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